Kimball International
2.8 of 5 21 reviews
www.kimball.com Jasper, IN 5000+ Employees

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The frequent changes in strategies and tactics will give you whiplash!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Jasper, IN

ProsYou will be recruited with a competitive salary
It's located in a small town that can be great for young families
The parent company has a good financial position

ConsThe business units act independently and some are forced to compete head-to-head against each other.
In spite of commitments you receive at hiring as a manager, you will not likely receive the financial or personnel resources needed to even accomplish the work at a rudimentary level - so forget trying to do great work. For example, one business unit is working with 8-9 year old computers (this is not hyperbole) that cannot use current basic software like Microsoft Office.
Strategy and budget changes are frequent at some business units - strategy can change quarterly and budgets can change weekly.
For one business unit, corporate leadership freaks over one day changes in sales even though this is not a consumer nor a consumable business. It creates ongoing fear among leaders that quickly impacts employees.
Raises are non-existent. In some divisions, bonuses have not been paid for 4+ years.
While the small town of Jasper is like Mayberry, it is also difficult to be accepted as an out sider. This also applies within the company, If you are a geographic outsider, don't expect to even be asked to lunch.
There's lots of talk about balancing personal and work life. It's all talk. There are not enough human resources to achieve the required tasks in less that 50+ hours a week at any professional level.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet an outside evaluation of the company culture, the provision of resources to achieve the work, and the approach to strategy development and execution.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Kimball Office has an opportunity for you.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Jasper, IN

    I have been working at Kimball International


    Pros: If you want to roll-up your sleeves and get to work there is opportunity for… Cons: A non-positive attitude will not get the necessary work done. Advice to Senior Management: Additional support is necessary beyond people. More
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    Kimball has been a stable company that has provided long term employment for me.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Jasper, IN

    I have been working at Kimball International


    Pros: Kimball International is a financially stable company that is now focused in their established business… Cons: The company is not a dominate player in any of its segments which makes it a struggle to compete. Frequently changing priorities disengage employees… Advice to Senior Management: Create a cultue of encouragement and trust with your employees, but with accountability at all levels - beginning with senior management.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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